An experiment in managing time for a book cover design.
Got this just a short while ago: Congratulations! Your interior and cover files for xxxxxxxxxxxxx, #xxxxxxxx meet our technical requirements for printing. The next step in the publishing process is to proof your book: FOLLOW THIS LINK TO GET STARTED: Which I assume means the embedded fonts in the paperback cover are A-okay. There was … Continue reading And that answers that question about my paperback covers at CreateSpace
Dang it. I’m not going to finish those paperbacks today. I got caught up with tweaking the look of the interior and spent too much time on the cover of one of them today (perfectionism is a trap), and here it is just about bedtime for me (oh, my tired eyes!) and I’ve submitted the … Continue reading I am not going to finish those paperbacks today
I finished one paperback today. Meaning I have 6 to go. :o Here’s what went wrong. My paperback style set didn’t work. I’m not sure if I didn’t finish it, or what, but when I applied it to the document, only a few basic styles changed and the rest just kind of … broke. I … Continue reading Paperbacks are taking longer than I had hoped
I meant to publish this a few days ago when I was in the midst of working on my paperbacks. I tested the Bookow CreateSpace cover template generator and I really like it. The templates are similar to the CreateSpace templates, but they’re an exact fit for CreateSpace book covers. CreateSpace itself doesn’t generate templates … Continue reading CreateSpace cover template generator at Bookow
Despite needing to write today, I’m fighting with myself to get started, so I’ve decided to take advantage and put myself to work doing something else: formatting paperbacks! So this is my plan for today: I want to try to get as many of the paperbacks I’ve been needing to format as possible done by … Continue reading How I format paperbacks in Word
I have a pen name I’m hoping to build into a nice second earner. Some diversification if you want to call it that to keep me from relying on only one genre to keep me afloat and happy as a writer. The only problem is that I’ve written so much slower than I had planned … Continue reading How I’m building my new pen name: Eighteen months (and two books) in
Some good news from Smashwords to end the year: Smashwords Plans for 2017 In broad strokes, below is what you can expect from Smashwords in the coming year. If some of this looks familiar to our goals for 2016 (most of which we met), it’s because some of these items below will remain persistent themes … Continue reading Smashwords is finally about to start paying monthly
Comments and links about ARe’s abrupt closure.
As a general rule, I prefer to not spend a lot of my time letting negative thoughts go round and round in my head, mostly because I tend toward obsession and I don’t want to obsess over negative thoughts! So here are some not so negative things about the All Romance Ebooks closing. I’m going … Continue reading All Romance Ebooks is closing, and despite losing money I’m owed, I’m not that sad about it